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New York Islanders' John Tavares, center, celebrates his (Credit: AP)

New York Islanders' John Tavares, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Matt Moulson (26), and Kyle Okposo (21) during the third period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

Islanders 5, Hurricanes 2

In the first game following the All-Star break, John Tavares had two goals and two assists in the Islanders' 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes.

Islanders' John Tavares (91) and Carolina Hurricanes' Tim
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Islanders' John Tavares (91) and Carolina Hurricanes' Tim Gleason (6) reach for the puck behind the Carolina net during the first period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

New York Islanders' Matt Martin (17) collides with
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New York Islanders' Matt Martin (17) collides with Carolina Hurricanes' Jamie McBain (4) during the second period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal (12) battles with New
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Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal (12) battles with New York Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51), of Denmark, during the first period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

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Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) protests a call
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) protests a call with referee Brad Meier as New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) skates by during the second period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

New York Islanders' John Tavares, center, celebrates his
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New York Islanders' John Tavares, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Matt Moulson (26), and Kyle Okposo (21) during the third period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

New York Islanders' Milan Jurcina (27), of Slovakia,
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New York Islanders' Milan Jurcina (27), of Slovakia, pokes the puck away from Carolina Hurricanes' Chad LaRose (59) during the third period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) attempts to work
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) attempts to work the puck around New York Islanders' Mark Eaton (4) with Islanders Milan Jurcina (27), of Slovakia, nearby, during the third period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) plays the
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) plays the puck in front of a charging New York Islanders' Michael Grabner (40) of Austria, during the third period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

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New York Islanders' Matt Moulson, center, celebrates his
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New York Islanders' Matt Moulson, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Frans Nielsen and P.A. Parenteau during the second period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

New York Islanders' John Tavares, center, celebrates his
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New York Islanders' John Tavares, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Matt Moulson (26), Kyle Okposo (21), and Milan Jurcina (27) of Slovakia, during the third period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

Carolina Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu (15) of Finland, battles
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Carolina Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu (15) of Finland, battles with New York Islanders' Travis Hamonic (3) in front of goalie Kevin Poulin (60) during the second period. (Jan. 31, 2012)

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